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Ann Romney talks about politics, horses on CBS

Published: Friday, May 31 2013 3:45 p.m. MDT

Ann Romney, wife of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, makes an appearance on CBS Thursday morning by herself for the first time since the election.

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Ann Romney, wife of former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, made an appearance on CBS Thursday morning by herself for the first time since the election.

Several questions were directed to Ann Romney regarding her husband's campaign and whether she would have changed anything or if she had any bitter feelings. Yet Romney remained positive, explaining that the presidential campaign was something she and her husband had decided to do because they felt like it could be a service to the country.

"We did this to serve, it didn't turn out — we are fine," Romney said. "It was a service for us to be able to have that opportunity to do that. We have no bitterness at all."

When asked if she has any regrets or wished they could do anything differently, Romney expressed her belief that they had done enough.

"I really believe that Mitt and I did everything that we could. That's why I feel fine about it. We did whatever we could," she said.

She was then asked to describe the Election Day and her experience on the campaign trail.

"We all, as you can imagine, had expected to win, and so it was not the best day," Romney said.

But when asked if she and her husband regretted spending eight years of their lives campaigning, Romney was quick to respond that she would not trade the experiences she has had.

"It was the most extraordinary experience I've ever had," Romney said. "I loved it. I love the American people, I loved doing the campaigning."

When asked what was negative, Romney expressed the difficulty of being on the road every day as a possible negative, yet the most frustrating thing she felt was that America didn't get a chance to truly understand her husband.

Romney also expressed the concern she has for current political situations.

"I think there is a breach of trust, for all Americans," Romney said. "We have to have trust in our government, we have to feel like they are doing right for us. When we feel like they are breaking our trust, it's deeply troubling."

Overall, life after the election seems to have been positive for Romney, as she explained that her husband has spent time supporting her.

"He's been the most extraordinary husband this winter for me because I've been able to do something that I've been wanting to do for a very long time, which is ride (horses) a lot, and compete a lot ,and showing a lot, and Mitt's been right there supporting me, and coming with me, and watching me and helping me," Romney said.

The Romneys will return to Utah next week, June 5-8, for an event Mitt Romney will host for business leaders and politicians, the "Experts and Enthusiasts" summit held in Park City.

Ann Romney also was announced as one of the presenters at "Time Out for Women." The event will take place on Nov. 22-23 in Salt Lake City.

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